Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I finished the first socks for the Sock Knitters Pentathlon challenge.
This was my first time doing toe-up socks and here is what I learned:

Magic cast on on DPNs is hell.

Knitting double wraps for the short row heels ain't all that easy either. I
didn't do the best job on the heels. The stitches are a little Frankenstein-like.
The bind off needs to be super stretchy. I had to rip, because I bound off so tight I couldn't pull the sock over my heel.

Cool things: No picking up stitches for the gusse
t, no grafting, you can just knit until you run out of yarn.

Pattern: Jacobean
Yarn: Deltex Hilda, exactly 70 g for both socks (in a color far too dark for this pattern)
Needles: 2.5 mm DPN
Time it took: CO March 1st, BO March 12th.


  1. As I said in the previous post, I like the colors very much. The socks turned out gorgeous.

  2. I like the socks also!The socks are very nice!